Genre:  Comedy, Family
Running Time:  97 min.
Release Date: November 7, 2003
DVD: November 16, 2004

Current rating: Rating: 4.35
based on 7085 votes and 139 reviews
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Cast: Will Ferrell, James Caan, Zooey Deschanel, Mary Steenburgen, Ed Asner, Bob Newhart, Daniel Tay, Peter Dinklage


As a baby, Buddy crawls into Santa's toy bag and is whisked off to the North Pole, where he is raised as an elf. A misfit who grows to be three times the size of his elf family, Buddy ultimately heads to his birthplace of New York City to seek out his roots.

Unfortunately, they turn out to be a "Scrooge"-like father and a cynical ten-year-old stepbrother who doesn't believe in Santa. Worst of all, everyone seems to have forgotten the true meaning of Christmas.

But using his simple elf ways, Buddy sets out to single-handedly win over his family and save Christmas in New York, hoping to at last find his true place in the world.

Director: Jon Favreau
Studio: Alliance Films
Producer(s): Jon Berg, Todd Komarnicki, Shauna Roberts
Screenplay: David Berenbaum
Official Site: www.elfmovie.com

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  • 5 stars "I don't normally like Will F., but to my surprise it has become one of my favorite movies."
  • 5 stars "This was always my favorite movie, and brought my family and myself to the screen to watch this adventurous,Funny movie. I have always loved Will Ferrell. It's always been a tradition every day before Christmas and always will be."
  • 3 stars "not great , but the kids seem to like it"